POLL: Majority of Americans Support Israeli Attack on Gaza Strip; Do You?
According to a CNN/ORC poll, the majority of Americans support Israel’s military attack on the Gaza Strip.
57 percent of Americans approve of their actions; while 25 percent do not. 19 percent have no opinion.
Dozens have been killed in Gaza, and many more wounded. Three Israelis have died.
Dozens of people in Gaza have died as a result of the attacks, which were launched last week in response to repeated shelling from Islamic militants in the region. The operation, dubbed Pillar of Defense, began with an airstrike that killed Hamas’ chief of operations. Three Israelis have died from rocket fire.
Democrats were far more skeptical of Israel’s actions than the public at large. Only 41 percent of party members, and 39 percent of liberals, believe Israel’s actions are justified. Support is also lower among non-whites and those ages 18-34. Support peaks among Republicans, 74 percent of whom support the response, and among those over 65.